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01/24/2019 04:59:01 PM · #1
So I have a large group of headshots, and I want to simply do a "Darken/lighten center" on all of them.

I can't seem to find a way to do it except one by one. My Nik is really slow, and this takes a heck of a long time.

Any suggestions?

Thanks!
01/24/2019 05:08:24 PM · #2
Iím guessing but you can probably set it up as an action in PS if you use Nik as a plug-in to that...

Or even for that process, donít use Nik at all and just creat a PS Action.
01/24/2019 05:15:14 PM · #3
Originally posted by Paul:

Iím guessing but you can probably set it up as an action in PS if you use Nik as a plug-in to that...

Or even for that process, donít use Nik at all and just creat a PS Action.


When I try doing an action in PS, it wants to open the NIK program each time and then wait for my input.

It seems like the darken lighten center is more nuanced than just creating a brightened area with a circular gradient. My photoshop attempts don't seem to ever look as nice as the NIK effect.
01/24/2019 06:24:26 PM · #4
You CAN save the particular parameters of this specific usage as a custom recipe in Nik. Then you can tag this as a favorite by clicking the star next to its name in the custom recipes panel. Your favorite recipes show up as clickable links in the NIK Filter Panel in Photoshop. This isn't quite batch processing, but at least you can open your image, click the link, click apply, and then it is done...

ETA: this also works if you apply more than one CEP effect in the recipe; for example, a touch of glamour glow or skin softening plus the darken/lighten you are using.

Message edited by author 2019-01-24 18:25:49.
01/25/2019 03:22:02 PM · #5
I have NIK as PS action and working well for me. one thing when you create PS Action do not click on the NIK plugin from the floating window but go to Filter then to NIK and then open application otherwise it wont work.
01/25/2019 05:39:47 PM · #6
Originally posted by pgirish007:

I have NIK as PS action and working well for me. one thing when you create PS Action do not click on the NIK plugin from the floating window but go to Filter then to NIK and then open application otherwise it wont work.

Be aware that NIK from the floating panel works on the "sum" of the image layers, whilst NIK from the menu works on the topmost image layer. So if, for example, your topmost layer is a curves adjustment or color correction then NIK from the menu doesn't affect anything. You'd want to create a composite of all your layers before using an Action with NIK in it, I'm pretty sure. I could be off-base...
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